Error Log - nVidia 8600GT problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kan-O-Z, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Kan-O-Z macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My MBP has been locking up a lot lately. I am worried that it might be the nVidia graphics card. I have cut and pasted the error log here. I put a dashed line below to help see where the computer was rebooted. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

    Sep 10 12:21:46 MV-MacBook-Pro /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1039]: Ejected Time Machine network volume.
    Sep 10 12:30:46 MV-MacBook-Pro ntpd[14]: time reset +0.696662 s
    Sep 10 12:51:24 MV-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[129] (0x10b440.Locum[1101]): Exited: Terminated
    Sep 10 12:53:24 MV-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[129] (0x10b130.Locum[1102]): Exited: Terminated
    Sep 10 12:53:56 MV-MacBook-Pro DashboardClient[406]: no upcoming events
    Sep 10 12:53:56 MV-MacBook-Pro [0x0-0x1b01b].com.apple.dock[139]: 2008-09-10 12:53:56.453 DashboardClient[406:10b] no upcoming events
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: NVChannel(GL): Graphics channel exception! status = 0xffff info32 = 0xd = GR: SW Notify Error
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 0000000c
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00200000 00005039 00000474 00000000
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00000484 00000100 00000000 00000003
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00000000 00000000 00000043
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 0000000c
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00200000 00005039 00000474 00000000
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00000484 00000100 00000000 00000003
    Sep 10 12:56:49 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: 00000000 00000000 00000043
    Sep 10 13:00:13 MV-MacBook-Pro ntpd[14]: time reset +0.222641 s
    Sep 10 13:04:48 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: NVChannel(GL): Graphics channel timeout!
    Sep 10 13:05:18: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Sep 10 13:05:20 MV-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: NVChannel(GL): Graphics channel timeout!

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    Sep 10 13:07:04 localhost kernel[0]: npvhash=4095
    Sep 10 13:07:01 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: fsck_hfs: Volume is journaled. No checking performed.
    Sep 10 13:07:01 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: fsck_hfs: Use the -f option to force checking.
    Sep 10 13:07:03 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/chum.plist
    Sep 10 13:07:03 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    Sep 10 13:07:03 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/pilotfish.plist


    Kan-O-Z
     
  2. Kan-O-Z thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

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    #3
    Possibly. The best thing to do is to bring it into an authorized Apple repair center. The only way to fix a bad G86 GPU is to swap the logic board and hope that the new one doesn't start behaving the same way. Unfortunately, NVIDIA hasn't seemed to take any real accountability for this problem yet.

    My MBP suffered a pretty HARD crash about 2-3 months ago (logic board actually fried and took the hard drive along with it) that I was told was due to a faulty G86 (8600 GT) chip. I dropped the machine off at MacMedia (a local store I prefer to the Apple Store because of service quality) and got the machine back in about 7 days.

    I haven't had any problems yet, knock on wood.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    #4
    Could just be driver problems; try doing a PRAM reset and repair disk permission. Then if that doesn't work, try an 'Archive and Install' but if you're looking to give your computer away for a couple days, skip the last step and just take it to the store.
     

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